My husband’s favorite donuts are jelly filled donuts so I wanted to think of a way to make a jelly filled donut inspired cupcake. I thought I would start with a cinnamon cupcake and fill it with raspberry jelly. I could have added vanilla, raspberry or even cinnamon buttercream and called it a day, but I wanted to make them special. I’ve seen people bake donut holes directly into cakes, however, I didn’t think that would work since I wanted to fill the cupcake with jelly. Why not make a donut hole to put on top of the cupcake? I decided to make a simple donut hole rolled in cinnamon sugar. I added a little freshly grated nutmeg.
The cupcakes were a beautiful color.
Once the cupcakes were cooled I cored them and filled them with jelly.
I rolled the donut holes in cinnamon sugar while they were still warm and finished cooling them on a rack. I knew they came out good since my kids and husband were sneaking some while I was filling the cupcakes.
I decided to top them with vanilla buttercream and drizzle with more raspberry jelly before adding the donut holes.
Would these be considered a breakfast cupcake? I would! I actually have a couple more cupcakes that would be considered acceptable for breakfast – wait til you hear about the cinnamon roll cupcake or my Coffee N Cake Cupcake.